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Women won't have economic parity with men for 202 years, report says
The U.S. ranks 19th out of 149 countries in women's economic equality with men. It is ahead of France, Germany and Denmark but behind Iceland and Norway.
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Officers save baby after father said he drowned her
Jonathon Stephen Zicarelli told investigators that he plotted for more than 24 hours to kill his daughter because he wanted to make things easier for his wife.
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'Run for cover,' former Fed head Alan Greenspan warns investors
Markets could still go up, but “at the end of that run, run for cover,” warned the former head of the Federal Reserve.
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Penny Marshall, famed actress and comedian, dead at 75
Marshall rose to fame in the 1970s sitcom "Laverne and Shirley," and later broke ground as the first female director to gross $100 million with “Big” in 1988.
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While Sears execs get $25 million in bonuses, laid off workers struggle during Christmastime
On Friday, a U.S. bankruptcy court judge allowed Sears Holdings to hand out the bonuses after the company successfully argued that it would lose its top people.
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Some drivers who took $300,000 spilled by Brinks truck returning money
“Most of the people are just saying it was the right thing to do, and it was a weight on their shoulder,” police said of the drivers who have returned money.
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Advocates: Trump admin lying when it says border is at 'capacity'
On Twitter Monday night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said "the processing system at CBP and our partner agencies has hit capacity."
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Holiday shipping deadlines for last-minute shoppers
There's still hope for getting your presents there on time.
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Raise rates or not? Fed Chair Powell faces criticism either way
“If they raise rates and it turns out that was a mistake, that’s much worse than just waiting and seeing how things play out,” said one economist.
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Opioids don't work well, study finds
“Compared with placebo, opioids were associated with small improvements in pain," the researchers found.
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Mother gets waiver from Trump's travel ban to see dying child
"My wife's calling me every day wanting to kiss and hold her son for that one last time," the father said earlier this week before his wife was granted a travel waiver.
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'Very limited' body camera footage reveals details of Chicago officers killed by train
Officers Eduardo Marmolejo and Conrad Gary were doing surveillance after Shotspotter technology that detects the sound of gunfire alerted police about shots fired.
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An uphill battle over snowballing bills
Sarah Witter, who broke her left leg and needed two operations, found out the hard way that patients and insurers are expected to pay when devices fail — not hospitals.
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Street dancing as survival? Ask these young Venezuelan migrants in Peru
“We’re never going to stop dancing,” said a Venezuelan break dancer. “Dancing helps us forget all of our sorrows.”
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Trump Foundation agrees to dissolve with judge to oversee dispersal
"Reputable" charities will receive money from the President Trump's family's charity organization, which was formed in 1987.
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'You freak me out': Assistant principal allegedly harassed trans student
The ACLU is calling for the West Virginia school official to be disciplined after he allegedly "degraded" a 15-year-old transgender student.
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Legally blind American woman vanished during Peru vacation
Carla Valpeoz, 35, traveled to Peru for a wedding and told a friend she was going alone to explore Machu Picchu.
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Pair who named baby after Hitler sentenced for involvement in far-right group
"Their aim was to spread neo-Nazi ideology by provoking a race war in the UK and they had spent years acquiring the skills to carry this out," said West Midlands Police chief Matt Ward.
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Sharice Davids, a gay Native American, is ready to 'shape the future' of America
“We are all part of this important moment in history," says the first LGBTQ Kansan and one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.
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Internet provider Charter to pay $174 million in fraud settlement
The payout is the largest ever in the U.S. to be paid to consumers by an internet service provider, the A.G.’s office said Tuesday.
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A DOJ memo says Trump can't be indicted. Guess what? That memo can be rewritten.
Department of Justice officials would be wise to reflect on American history — and learn from our institutional mistakes.
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White House softens position on border wall funding days before shutdown deadline
Trump could take less than $5 billion but would seek other resources to close the gap, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says
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Scientists discover the most distant solar system object ever seen
The pinkish dwarf planet is more than 100 times farther from the sun than Earth is — and almost four times more distant than Pluto.
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Martha McSally tapped to fill Senate seat once held by McCain
McSally, who has served in the House since 2015, lost her recent Senate race in November to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema
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Honduran mom and children in iconic tear gas photo allowed into U.S.
Maria Meza and her children were among a group of migrants who had camped out Monday near the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego seeking to enter the U.S.
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NAACP launches #LogOutFacebook after reports on black voter suppression
The NAACP has signed off Facebook and is calling on others to do the same due to the tech company’s “history of data hacks which unfairly target its users of color.”
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Jimmy Fallon, 'Hamilton' cast will do special 'Tonight Show' in Puerto Rico
“It’s gonna be a celebration, of the life, the light, and the spirit of Puerto Rico," said NBC's 'The Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon.
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Judge knocks down New York's nunchuck ban citing Second Amendment
The law was challenged by a father who claimed the ban prevented him from teaching his twin sons a martial arts form that used nunchucks.
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Teen vaping a public health threat, top doctor says
“We must take aggressive steps to protect our children from these highly potent products," Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said.
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Arson declared in fire that killed five people near Texas State University
Investigators say four of the people killed were current or former students at Texas State.
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Trump administration eyes rolling back Obama-era school discipline policies
Instead of addressing the problem of guns in schools, the administration is undoing rules that protected black students from harsher punishment than whites.
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Subscription boxes that make great last-minute gifts
If you haven't started shopping yet, send one of these options right to their doorstep.
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Nest camera hacker threatens to kidnap baby, spooks parents
"I’m in your baby’s room," the hacker said. But the baby was alone and safe.
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Rep. Castro: 'Black hole' surrounding death of migrant girl in Border Patrol custody
The congressional members have demanded an independent investigation of the girl's death.
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Netflix hires another high-profile Disney/ABC talent
The hiring ratchets up competition between Disney and Netflix, after Disney pledged to create a new entertainment service, called Disney+.
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Trump, GOP don't have a plan to avert a government shutdown — at least not yet
First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
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Buyer beware: So-called 'risk-free trials' can wind up being very costly
The average victim loses $186, new BBB report finds.
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Trump wishes Michael Flynn 'good luck' before his sentencing for lying to the FBI
Trump added it "will be interesting to see what he has to say."
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Florida man tried to pay for McDonald's with bag of weed, police say
Police were alerted to Anthony Andrew Gallagher's offer early Sunday morning and got a description of him from the worker.
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Wife of Green Beret charged with murder speaks out
President Trump says he will review a case regarding a decorated Green Beret charged with murdering a suspected Taliban bomb maker while serving in Afghanistan. Maj. Matthew Golsteyn’s wife, however, says her husband did nothing wrong and needs no strings pulled. NBC’s Hallie Jackson reports for TODAY.
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David Schwimmer lookalike shoplifting suspect wasn't there for his court appearance
Abdulah Husseni failed to appear in court in Blackpool, northwest England, on Tuesday to face charges of theft and fraud.
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Kroger is now making deliveries via robot
Kroger said the service would be available in Scottsdale for $5.95 with no minimum order requirement for same-day or next-day deliveries.
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After Senate reports on voter suppression, Facebook's Sandberg says 'we need to do more'
Sandberg says company takes targeting of African-American voters "incredibly seriously."
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Stocks fall after Xi says 'No one is in a position to dictate' to China
“No one is in a position to dictate to the Chinese people what should or should not be done,” Xi said in a Tuesday speech.
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Manchester United fires Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has been put out of his misery less than 48 hours after Manchester United was humiliated 3-1 by bitter rivals Liverpool.
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This is what Brexit's worst-case scenario might look like
“The government is past the point where it can have everything ready if no-deal happens,” one analyst warned.
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Russia builds new barracks on disputed islands near Japan
Soviet forces seized the four islands at the end of World War II and Moscow and Tokyo both claim sovereignty over them.
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Why the Flyers shouldn't try to salvage what is quickly becoming a lost season
As of Monday, the Flyers they have the worst record in the Eastern Conference and are eight points out of a playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division.
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